Wednesday 18 September 2019

From gardaí to gangsters: Virgin unveils new season

Stars: Show hosts and actors at Virgin Media’s autumn schedule launch
Stars: Show hosts and actors at Virgin Media’s autumn schedule launch

Gabija Gataveckaite

The new season of Virgin Media television will feature more Irish drama and an inside look at the everyday life of a garda.

Some of its stars were out in force yesterday as the station celebrated its first anniversary since changing from TV3 to the Virgin Media brand last year.

Favourite shows, including 'Living With Lucy', 'Blood' and 'Red Rock: The Finale', will make a return this autumn and winter season to Virgin Media One, Two and Three channels.

Lucy Kennedy is returning with her series where she lives with celebrities abroad, and she will bring viewers inside Gráinne Seoige's home in South Africa and Dublin actor Barry Keoghan's pad in Hollywood.

The channel has also announced a big investment in sports coverage with Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League and the Six Nations.

Lisa McGee, creator of 'Derry Girls', will pen her first venture since the hit with a drama called 'The Deceived'. Meanwhile, Adrian Dunbar returns for season two of internationally acclaimed series 'Blood'.

Dublin's gangland will feature heavily throughout the season with 'Darklands', a new drama focusing on an aspiring mixed martial arts fighter and his involvement in crime.

It will see 'Cardboard Gangsters' writer Mark O'Connor make his debut in TV drama.

In news and current affairs, 'Inside The Guards' will shine a light into the everyday life of a garda in Dublin's District K as they tackle gangland crime.

Irish Independent

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